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  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

  • By: Katarina Bivald
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Lorelei King
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 838
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 776
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 775

It all began with a correspondence between two quite different women: 28-year-old Sara from Haninge, Sweden, and 65-year-old Amy from the small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa. After years of exchanging books, letters and thoughts on the meaning of literature and life, Sara, mousy, disheveled, who has never been anywhere in her life - has really lived only for her work in a beloved bookshop, which has just closed its doors for the last time - bravely decides to accept her unknown friend's invitation to visit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed - no depth & poor narration

  • By Kelly on 01-28-16

Sweet and Engaging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-17

This is a sweet story of a town full of engaging and unique characters. The protagonist, Sara, comes from abroad to visit her book pen pal Amy, only to find out that Amy has recently died. Not quite sure what to do, Sara eventually finds her way with some help from the Amy's book collection and some of the locals, and in the process comes into her own.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance

  • By: Jonathan Evison
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 195

With her husband Bernard two years in the grave, seventy-nine-year-old Harriet Chance sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise only to discover through a series of revelations that she's been living the past sixty years of her life under entirely false pretenses. There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearance of her late husband and the very real arrival of her estranged daughter midway through the cruise, Harriet is forced to take a long look back, confronting the truth about pivotal events that changed the course of her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely and completely.

  • By joyce on 03-14-16

Sad Tale

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-17

The mostly sad story of Harriet's life from infancy to old age. Although this story is gripping, each part of Harriet's life contains sad events, sometimes overwhelmingly so. Betrayal, abuse, disappointment are all prevalent, with almost no light moments. The narrator is accomplished.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful